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  • Carriage Roads to reopen

    All park carriage roads will reopen to foot traffic only on Friday, 4/25. Bikes & horses are not permitted at this time to prevent damage during the spring thaw. Use caution as seasonal repairs are not completed. For more info: 207-288-3338.

  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff and Valley Cove areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Blackwoods Campground is open

    Blackwoods Campground is open and is sites are available by self-registration at the campground. More »

  • 2014 Season Openings

    Park Loop Rd, Cadillac Mountain Rd, & Hulls Cove Visitor Center is open. Call (207) 288-3338 or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AcadiaNPS) for more information More »

  • Jordan Pond boat ramp parking lot is closed for construction

    It's scheduled to reopen on June 28. There may be intermittent openings at the discretion of the contractor. The North Lot parking area will remain open for access to the Jordan Pond House Restaurant & hiking & biking trails.

Other Resources

The education office has many resources available to support school programs. A free teacher's packet with a variety of park information is available upon request. For further information about these resources, please contact the education staff.

Acadia Paw Press - Education Newsletter
The Acadia Paw Press, the official newsletter of the Acadia National Park Education District, is now available online. Be sure to check it out for the latest information on programs, new educator resources, and more.

State of Maine Learning Results
Acadia's curriculum-based programs are aligned with the 2007 legislated Maine Learning Results here. More information about the Maine Learning Results is available on the State of Maine website.

Teacher Discount
Eastern National offers a teacher discount at any Eastern National outlet in the park. A 15% discount applies to all items purchased with a valid school ID. Discounts are available in person, by phone at 207-288-4988, and online.

Video Resources

  • A Kid's Eye View, The Science Behind the Scenery of ANP
    This video highlights some of the research and scientific work done in Acadia National Park. It also showcases different jobs in the science field. Middle level students from Bar Harbor, Maine, interview a variety of biologists about their work. A 49-page study guide accompanies the video.

Running time for the entire video is approximately 55 minutes. Individual topic segments vary in length from 5 to 10 minutes. Contact the education staff for a copy.

  • Leave No Trace
    Leave No Trace is an outdoor ethic that helps keep Acadia beautiful by teaching people how to minimize their impacts on park resources. Teachers can obtain a free copy of the "Leave No Trace in Maine" DVD to use in their classroom. This 15-minute DVD shows how Leave No Trace principles apply to the recreational activities in Maine, from fishing to hiking. A limited number of DVDs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To receive your copy, contact Acadia's visitor use specialist at 207-288-8727 or via e-mail.

Did You Know?

A park ranger points out features of a tree to visitors during a ranger program.

From late May to early October, park rangers at Acadia National Park offer a variety of programs to suit every interest and activity level. Programs include walks, talks, hikes, narrated boat cruises, bike rides, and more. Check out the Beaver Log for a schedule of programs. More...